Keep it Clean! Why did Jesus cleanse the Temple?

From Father Iain, All Saints Chiang Mai

Jesus cleanses the Temple!

Dear Friends,

Jesus cleansed the Temple, throwing out the money-changers and returning God’s house to a house of prayer.  Taylor will be preaching about this this week.

Our readings this Sunday will be Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, and John 2:13-22, and we will be singing the hymns When Morning Gilds the Skies, When Christ went to the Temple, O God of Earth and Altar, and Lord of the Dance!  The readings can be found via this link!

You can view last week’s sermon via the All Saints audio-visual page!

Lent Study Groups have begun!

For the first time this year we are having Lenten Study Groups.  We are studying the book Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg.

In this easy to read book, Marcus Borg explores what key Christian words really mean – you might be surprised! When Jesus said “You must be born-again”, what was he talking about?  Maybe not what you think… and what does salvation actual mean?

There are three groups: one meeting on Mondays in Doi Saket at David and Shem’s house, one meeting on Tuesdays in central Chiang Mai at the Vicarage, and one meeting on Wednesdays in Hang Dong at William and Tarntip’s house.  Next week we will be discussing the meaning Salvation!

Meetings will continue until Easter.

You can pick up a copy of the next week’s chapters on Sunday or buy a copy of the whole book for THB150.

Prayers of the People

We want to include your prayers!  Please email Gene on to share items for prayer.  We will include them in the prayers on Sunday.  (If you would like us to pray privately then please specify this in your message.)

If you don’t know the way to All Saints, directions can be found on the Where and When page.

Most people get to hear about us via the internet or by word of mouth, so please feel free to pass on this email to others.

All are welcome to join us as we share the presence of the risen Jesus in our lives!  We hope to see you soon and that you will enjoy worshiping with us,

God bless,


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